As my kids get older, I find some of my client base is getting older with them. I photographed a lot of tweens and their families during my fall mini sessions. Tweens can be tough, but fun. They make you work for it. A tickle won’t just give you a genuine smile with this group, and neither will a fart noise. Believe me. Those are my normal go-tos and I realized this year more than ever that I need to get some new material! But I LOVE tweens. They’re in that awkward stage where they look like your little daughter one minute, then all of a sudden you can see them as seniors in high school! They’re opinionated and have ideas and strong feelings about everything (and will remind you every minute). And I love them for that. I love that they’re confident and have boundless energy and will jump right into anything without thinking much about it (including a photo shoot). They love to have fun but don’t want to let go too much for fear that someone will see them (or you) and get embarrassed. I have much more to say about photographing tweens but I’ll leave that to another blog post. Here though, is a really fun session that shows that 20-minutes can be just right for your tweens and the whole family :). And I had to share because I love these guys to death!!